History and the phase of American Civil War was the most interesting phase of the American continent.
It is during this time that the Rebel flag aka confederate flag aka Southern Cross grabbed a very crucial importance in the pages of history and is still alive.
As a matter of fact, history of the rebel flag is important because of the dual meaning that it holds in its womb. There are two clear groups.
One which loves and respects the Rebel flag because of the glorious past and they look upon to the flag as equivalent to the US flag and consider it to be a symbol of southern pride. The anti-group takes it as a symbol of racism and slavery.
No matter what, the history of the rebel flag is quite interesting. Confederacy took shape in 1861 on February 4th and was formed by the Sothern which moved out of United States during the Civil War.
It was officially known as confederate Navy Jack however, it was also known as the Confederate flag or the Southern Cross. In May 1863 the second confederate flag was adopted followed by the third flag in March 4, 1865.
The design of the flag kept changing from time to time. The first design had bars and stripes and had close resemblance with Union flag and hence the design was changed. For the second flag, the Confederate Battle flag was placed on the white portion of the Confederate flag and was used as canton.
But since the flag was confusing and people took it as a truce flag during the calm weather, the flag was once again changed and this is what we know as the third Confederate flag. The third flag was almost same as the second flag except for the fact that the design now included a red stripe which was placed on the fly end of the flag.
It was the last Confederate flag that was adopted and it did not fly for long as the Civil war came to an end.